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The '''United States Naval Academy''' (also known as '''USNA''', '''Annapolis''', or simply '''Navy''') is a four-year coeducational United States Service academies|federal service academy in Annapolis, Maryland, United States. Established in 1845 under Secretary of the Navy George Bancroft, it is the second oldest of the United States' five service academies, and educates officers for commissioning primarily into the United States Navy and United States Marine Corps. The campus is located on the former grounds of Fort Severn at the confluence of the Severn River (Maryland)|Severn River and Chesapeake Bay in Anne Arundel County, Maryland|Anne Arundel County, east of Washington, D.C. and southeast of Baltimore. The entire campus is a National Historic Landmark and home to many historic sites, buildings, and monuments. It replaced Philadelphia Naval Asylum, in...
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Motto''Ex Scientia Tridens'' (Latin)
MottoengFrom Knowledge, Sea Power
Established10 October 1845
TypeUnited States Service Academies|US Service Academy
SuperintendentVice admiral (United States)|VADM Walter E. Carter Jr.,
USNA '81
DeanDr. Andrew T. Phillips
Head labelCommandant
HeadColonel Stephen E. Liszewski
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